• Countrywide figures now 36,663 cases, 786 deaths

BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – On a day the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 556 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, Edo State temporarily displaced Lagos to lead on the chart of daily infections on Sunday, July 19, 2020.

According to the NCDC’s statistics released late Sunday night, the South South state bested Lagos by 104 to 97 confirmed cases in daily tally of the COVID-19 cases.

This is as the Centre confirmed that the fresh 556 cases has now taken Nigeria’s total figure to 36,663 cases, even as 11 deaths were recorded nationwide within the last 24 hours.

Giving further highlights of its daily activities, the NCDC said; “On the 19th of July 2020, 556 new confirmed cases and 11 deaths were recorded in Nigeria

“Till date, 36,663 cases have been confirmed, 15,105 cases have been discharged and 789 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”

Of the 556 new cases reported from 18 states of the federation, the NCDC’s figures indicated thus: Edo – (104), Lagos – (97), FCT – (70), Benue – (66), Oyo – (61), Kaduna – (38), and Plateau – (28).

Listed on the chart also are: Osun – (19), Akwa Ibom – (14), Rivers – (13), Katsina – (13), Ondo – (13), Ogun – (6), Kano – (5), Nasarawa – (4), Gombe – (2), Ekiti – (2) and Borno – (1)

The Centre also tweeted on its official website that “a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities.”

Meanwhile, the NCDC’s latest numbers of countrywide confirmed cases by states indicate that Lagos remained the epicentre with 13,438 cases followed by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with 3,027 and Oyo in third place with 2,167 cases.

Coming in fourth, fifth and sixth positions are the three South South states of Edo – 1,989; Rivers – 1,529; and Delta – 1,423 while Kano currently lies seventh on the NCDC’s chart with 1,400 cases

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556 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
36,663 confirmed
15,105 discharged
789 deaths

The government is working hard to test and treat those who may have been infected with #COVID19

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The #COVID19Nigeria situation report for 18th July, 2020 has been published.

Our daily #COVID19 situation reports provide a summary of the epidemiological situation & response activities in Nigeria.

Download via:https://ncdc.gov.ng/diseases/sitreps/?cat=14&name=An%20update%20of%20COVID-19%20outbreak%20in%20Nigeria …#TakeResponsibility

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Hand hygiene
Physical distancing
Avoiding the sharing of personal items

Remember, it’s better to worship at home to protect yourself & loved ones from #COVID19

Read full guidehttps://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/media/files/GUIDELINES_ON_REOPENING_OF_PLACES_OF_WORSHIP_Final.pdf …

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A breakdown of cases by state can be found via http://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng #TakeResponsibility

Scale-up of testing is key in assessing the #COVID19Nigeria situation and coordinating response across the country

This week the #NCDCTeam is supporting @KNSMOH to strengthen #COVID19 community sample collection in the state

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